Run by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, Castaic Lake is a beautiful state water reservoir located just north of Santa Clarita on the Interstate 5 Freeway.
Along with providing fresh water to local communities, Castaic Lake has also remained dedicated to providing the public with a wonderful place to have fun! Whether you come to admire, relax and reflect upon the beauty, or pack in an extreme day of fun and excitement, there is something here for everybody! This website is dedicated to helping you get the most of your stay at the wonderful shores of Castaic Lake.
On behalf of our staff, we invite you to come enjoy this gem of a park.
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Beginning Tuesday, August 4th trailered boats will be allowed to launch at the Lagoon Launch Ramp as long as,
they can launch and retrieve without their tires going off the end of the ramp. Water level has come up enough to temporarily allow for launching.
Swim Beach will remain open thru labor day weekend.
Because of the July rains, the Lagoon Swim beach will remain 'OPEN' through Labor Day weekend.
Bottom of the large spillway has been closed for fishing
As of July 12, 2015 due to the low water levels on the lagoon the area at the bottom of the large spillway has been closed for fishing. As of August, the large spillway is STILL A NO BOATING AREA and is off limits to everyone. Both boaters and shoreline fishermen. You may not enter the area on foot or by any type of vessel. The area is off limits and should be considered as a NO TRESPASSING Area.
Receding water levels due to the drought are creating hazards and extremely muddy shorelines that are limited and difficult to access. Please exercise due caution when operating your vessel and while attempting to access the shoreline by foot.
Mandatory Boat Inspections.
Zero Tolerance! Boats Must be 100% dry! Do Not Run Water through your engine/motor before coming to the lake. If it is not 100% dry your boat will fail the inspection and not be allowed to launch for 7 days. Learn more
New Black Bass Limits, March 1, 2015
Effective March 1st, 2015 the new legal black bass limit will be 5 fish at 15 inches for Castaic Lake. These regulations can be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 5.00. Use this link to www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations page.
Use this link to open the "Regulations" PDF file. 3.3 MB
First "Night Float Tube Fishing" event, August 15.
Do Not Run Water through your engine / motor before coming to the lake. If it is not 100% dry your boat will fail the inspection and not be allowed to launch for 7 days.
Pride in the Lake - Thank You